OPTIC NERVE HYPOPLASIA (ONH): WHAT’S NEW AND WHAT’S USED
KAREN WINDY, DEAF-BLIND SPECIALIST
2011 IAER CONFERENCE
Below is a list of references including websites and reading material that contain current and updated
information regarding ONH.
www.tsbvi.edu/seehear/summer06/onh.htm This article gives a great definition of ONH based on Dr.
Developmental Outcomes in Children With Optic Nerve Hypoplasia: A Prospective Study.
PEDIATRICS Vol. 121 No. 3 March 2008, pp. e653-e659 (doi:10.1542/peds.2007-1825), Geffner,
Cassandra Fink and Mark Borchert, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Karen Export, Marvin Nelson, Colleen
Azen, Mitchell E.
The online version of this article, along with updated information and services, is located on the World
Wide Web at: http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/121/3/e653
Prevalence and risk factors for disrupted circadian rhythmicity in children with optic nerve
hypoplasia. Rivkees et al. Br J Ophthalmol 2010 94 (10), p. 1358, Rivkees SA, Fink C, Nelson M,
Borchert M (British Journal of Ophthalmology)
Evolving central hypothyroidism in children with optic nerve hypoplasia.
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Jan-Feb; 23(1-2):53-8, Ma NS, Fink C, Geffner ME, and Borchert
Optic nerve hypoplasia in North America: a re-appraisal of perinatal risk factors.
Acta Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug; 88(5):527-34. Epub 2008 Dec 24, Garcia-Filion P, Fink C, Geffner ME,
The syndrome of optic nerve hypoplasia. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2008 Sep; 8(5):395-403.
Borchert M, Garcia-Filion P.
Research In Progress
Epidemiology of optic nerve hypoplasia
Clinical risk factors of optic nerve hypoplasia
A study headed by Mark S. Borchert, MD is designed to provide preliminary data about the factors
involved in formation of ONH prior to birth. This study may improve physicians’ ability to provide
earlier identification and treatment of ONH. In addition, a greater understanding of prenatal risk
factors may allow physicians to prevent this disease in the future. For more information or to partake
in the study, click here.
Dr. Borchert can be found at The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, SA
Service providers who would like to be added to the listserv that will update on the ONH research
should send their contact info to: Pamela G. Filion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.onesmallvoicefoundation.org. helps to fund the research on ONH. (note: I had trouble getting
the website. Hopefully it was just a glitch the day I was trying.)